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The One With Dream Pop Dundee

On this episode: Brian wishes his wife a Happy 11th Year Wedding Anniversary and dedicates a cover of a classic love song to her, Luke decides to invent a new genre of music called Night-Terror Pop, the Dear LaBenne cousins discuss the universe, death and taxes as well as what songs they want play at their funerals, Luke quotes the great Dream Pop Dundee and Brian shouts out to himself for being on Sam Sanders NPR Podcast It’s Been a Minute also out today, all while playing the eight best songs you’ll hear all week.

Every week Ghettoblaster feature writers (and dear cousins!) Brian LaBenne and Luke LaBenne bring you fresh new songs with the hopes of introducing you to some that you may consider to be the best song ever.  Both Brian and Luke have no idea what songs the other has picked, so what you are hearing is their genuine reaction to listening to the songs together.  Also, if you enjoy this episode, head to ITunes to subscribe and rate our podcast with the highest rating available to you.

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Songs Played on The One With Dream Pop Dundee

Dum Dum Girls – There Is a Light That Never Goes Out from He Gets Me High out now on Sub Pop

Amy 0 – Sunday Meal from Elastic out now on Winspear

Yumi Zouma – December from Willowbank out October 6th on Cascine

Destroyer – Sky’s Grey from Ken out October 20th on Merge Records

The Mynabirds – Shouting at the Dark from BE HERE NOW out August 25th on Saddle Creek

Shannon Lay – The Moon’s Detriment out September 22nd on Mare Records

Shilpa Ray – EMT Police and the Fire Department from Door Girl out September 22nd on Northern Spy Records

Rick Ashtray – One of These Nites from INC. out today, August 11th on Black Pop Records

The Mynabirds are pleased to release “Hanged Man” the first of several songs from the new album, Lovers Know, recorded live at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles. Starring Mynas band leader Laura Burhenn playing Nat King Cole’s piano, the song featured a string section, and was lit by cell phone light (thanks to a captive and highly willing audience).

Having premiered on Paper Magazine the video is now available to watch and share on Youtube.

The Mynabirds are on the road now in support of the release and a full list of tour dates are available below and on their official website.   Lovers Know premiered on NPR Music, is out now via Saddle Creek, and is available to purchase via the label’s website and iTunes.

Led by Laura Burhenn and produced by Bradley Hanan Carter of Black English, The Mynabirds third full-length album, Lovers Know, explores influences of 80s, 90s, and futuristic soundscapes. The result is arguably one of Burhenn’s most personal and confessional works to date, yet also her most accessible, delving deep into universal themes of love, loss, and seeking connection.

9/17 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown w/ Bad Bad Hats

9/18 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry w/ Bad Bad Hats

9/19 Chicago, IL @ Schubas w/ Bad Bad Hats

9/20 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland w/ Bad Bad Hats

9/23 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle w/ Bad Bad Hats

9/25 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade w/ Bad Bad Hats & Stranger Cat

9/26 Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall w/ Bad Bad Hats & Stranger Cat

9/28 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter w/ Bad Bad Hats

9/29 Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5 w/ Bad Bad Hats

9/30 New Orleans, LA @ Siberia w/ Bad Bad Hats

10/1 Austin, TX @ Mohawk w/ Bad Bad Hats

10/2 Dallas, TX @ Three Links w/ Bad Bad Hats

10/3 Marfa, TX @ El Cosmico

10/5 Tucson, AZ @ Flycatcher w/ Bad Bad Hats

10/6 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar w/ Bad Bad Hats

10/7 Las Vegas, NV @ Sayers Club w/ Bad Bad Hats

10/8 San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall w/ Bad Bad Hats

10/9 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo w/ Bad Bad Hats

The Mynabirds third full-length album, Lovers Know, will be released August 7 via Saddle Creek, and is now available as an exclusive “First Listen” on NPR Music.

Led by Laura Burhenn and produced by Bradley Hanan Carter of Black English, the album explores influences of 80s, 90s, and futuristic soundscapes, while recalling Kate Bush, Sinead O’Connor, Jesus and Mary Chain, and My Bloody Valentine. The result is arguably one of Burhenn’s most personal and confessional works to date, yet also her most accessible, delving deep into universal themes of love, loss, and seeking connection. The first two singles from the album are “Semantics” and “Wildfire” which are now available to hear and share on YouTube.

“Love – or the lack of it – is the thing we all have in common,” notes Burhenn about the themes weaving together the new album. “It can destroy us. It can break us open and let the light in. And it’s also the thing that can make us sing.”

Lovers Know is Available for Pre-Order Now:  Saddle Creek and iTunes

Catch them live:

8/20 Los Angeles @ Santa Monica Pier w/Ariel Pink 9/2 San Diego @ Soda Bar 9/10 Seattle, WA @ Sunset Tavern w/ Bad Bad Hats 9/11 Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar w/ Bad Bad Hats 9/12 Boise, ID @ Neurolux w/ Bad Bad Hats 9/14 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court w/ Bad Bad Hats 9/15 Denver, CO @ Hi-Dive w/ Bad Bad Hats 9/17 Omaha, NE @ Slowdown w/ Bad Bad Hats 9/18 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry w/ Bad Bad Hats 9/19 Chicago, IL @ Schubas w/ Bad Bad Hats 9/20 Cleveland, OH @ Beachland w/ Bad Bad Hats 9/23 Philadelphia, PA @ Boot & Saddle w/ Bad Bad Hats 9/25 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade w/ Bad Bad Hats & Stranger Cat 9/26 Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall w/ Bad Bad Hats & Stranger Cat 9/28 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter 9/29 Atlanta, GA @ Aisle 5 10/1 Austin, TX @ Mohawk 10/2 Dallas, TX @ Three Links 10/5 Tucson, AZ @ Flycatcher 10/6 Phoenix, AZ @ Valley Bar 10/7 Las Vegas, NV @ Bunkhouse 10/8 San Francisco, CA @ Swedish American Hall 10/9 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo

The Mynabirds have announced a new album, Lovers Know, which hits streets on August 7 via Saddle Creek.

Listen to the new track “Semantics” Here

Led by Laura Burhenn and produced by Bradley Hanan Carter of Black English, the album was recorded internationally over a yearlong period and forges into previously unexplored territory.  Exploring influences of 80s, 90s, and futuristic soundscapes, the record recalls Kate Bush, Sinead O’Connor, Jesus and Mary Chain, and My Bloody Valentine.  The result is arguably one of Burhenn’s most personal and confessional works to date, yet also her most accessible.

Lovers Know is loaded with a fresh palette of new sounds — radiating synths, gauzy electric guitars, and electronic drums – but Burhenn’s brooding, unmistakable voice still leads the way.  Often depicted on the album are the universal themes of love, loss, and seeking connection.  “Love – or the lack of it – is the thing we all have in common.  It can destroy us.  It can break us open and let the light in.  And it’s also the thing that can make us sing,” says Burhenn.